Drink Pink…Gin Cocktails, That Is

The world looks better, the ubiquitous “they” say, when viewed through rose coloured glasses. That’s especially apt when your glass is filled with Pink Gin.

pink gin with a strawberry in glass

Image courtesy Angostura

Ironically, the rosy blush of this optimistic elixir is due to a dash or two of Angostura aromatic “bitters.” In 1848, a Royal Navy ship surgeon added a few drops to a jigger of gin to help assuage seasickness…and folks have been happily sailing three sheets to the wind ever since.

Here’s how to create your own Angostura Pink Gin cocktail.

Retro Pink Gin Recipe

60 ML of your favourite gin

2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

In a mixing glass, stir ingredients with ice. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Add a twist of lemon to lend a little extra zing.

pink gin on the rocks with Angostura aromatic bitters

Image courtesy Angostura

Pinkers (for the Nouveau Naughty types)

60 ML your gin of choice

2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

100 ML Prosecco Rosado

In a mixing glass, stir gin and Angostura bitters with ice. Strain into a glass, and top up with Prosecco Rosado.

Garnish with summer berries and explain to your friends that this is one of your five a day. Drink. Repeat as desired…but, er, NOT five times. Obvs.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, start your en”gin”es! (See what I did there?)

pink gin and tonic with Angostura aromatic bitters

Image courtesy Angostura

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